The awards - run by the Council-funded Whittlesea Reconciliation Group - are open to all community members, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Nominations for the 2017 Reconciliation Awards are now open.
Award categories and criteria
An individual who has made a valuable contribution to reconciliation in our community through their work or volunteering recently or over a number of years.
Nominees must have a connection to the City of Whittlesea.
Community Group, Organisation or Business
Businesses, community groups, sporting clubs or organisations that have made a contribution to reconciliation.
A group or organisation working to deliver targeted programs across community services, health, employment, art, sport or business sectors. Must deliver Aboriginal specific services and or programs within in the City of Whittlesea or in partnership with other agencies.
School-based student, teacher or parent-led initiatives, programs and cultural celebrations that promote understanding of Aboriginal people, their history and culture.
Primary, secondary and tertiary schools located in the City of Whittlesea. Must have a focus on education, National Reconciliation Week or NAIDOC Week and raising awareness of reconciliation.
Uncle Reg Blow Champion Award
This category was renamed to honour the late Uncle Reg Blow, a highly respected Elder, Gureng Gureng man and well known Aboriginal leader throughout the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community.
A former chairperson of the WRG, Uncle Reg as he was known, worked tirelessly for his people, whilst having the highest regard for people of all cultures and faiths.
This category aims to identify champions in the community who lead the way in reconciliation, with a vision of bringing people of all cultures together to promote understanding of Aboriginal people their history and culture.